Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Hussein Chalayan

"Inertia" S/S 2009"Readings" A/W 2007"Afterwords" A/W 2000

THE HUSSEIN CHALAYAN SHOW FROM FASHION AND BACK AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM IS A FANTASTIC OTHERWORLDLY DIMENSION OF HAUTE-TECH CELEBRATING THE DESIGNER’S 15 YEARS IN FASHION.


The exhibition is a comprehensive presentation of Hussein Chalayan’s work to date- from a buried slipdress from his 1993 Central Saint Martins graduate collection “The Tangent Flows” to his latest collection themed on speed, “Inertia”. The exhibition explores Chalayan’s experimental approach to fashion design by showcasing signature designs that introduce cutting-edge technology such as LED and laser lighting, projection and industrial machinery into clothing. The infamous fibreglass remote-controlled aeroplane dress from S/S 2007 will be tested this year for operational perfection. The body of work shown (he calls it “work-to-date” retrospective) also reflects his ongoing fascination with the themes of cultural identity, displacement, speed and genetics.

Chalayan’s short fashion films ‘Temporal Meditations’, ‘Absent Presence’ (starring Tilda Swinton) and ‘Anaesthetics’ will all be featured for the first time in the UK.

The show opens from the 22nd of January until May 17, 2009.

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